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The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at

Thursday, January 23, 2014

1/21/2014 through 1/22/2014

Police Reports 1/21/2014 through 1/22/2014

On January 21, a woman came to the Brookline Police Department to report an incident of assault and battery. The woman stated that she had been walking on Washington St. when a bicyclist was traveling towards her on the sidewalk. After informing the cyclist that he shouldn’t be riding on the sidewalk, he stopped in front of the woman and after arguing, threatened to punch her in the face. The cyclist threw the woman’s coffee into the street and the woman grabbed the bicycle to prevent the man from leaving. The bicyclist pushed the woman in the face and rode away.

On January 21, officers responded to the Trader Joe’s on Beacon St. for a report of shoplifting. An employee reported seeing a woman place two items into a bag and hide them under her coat. The woman will be summoned to Brookline District Court for Shoplifting.

On January 21, police were dispatched to the Starbucks on Harvard St. for a report of larceny. It was reported that a man had removed money from the tip jar and fled.

On January 22, an officer queried a vehicle traveling on Beacon Street. The search revealed that the vehicle had a revoked registration and that the plates were registered to a black Dodge Durango while the vehicle was in fact a brown Chevy Malibu. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and dispatch confirmed the plate to be revoked. The driver was cited for revoked insurance, attaching plates, revoked registration, unregistered motor vehicle, and expired inspection.

On January 22, an officer was dispatched to Goddard Ave. for a report of a live breaking and entering. A man reported that someone had been opening his door when they heard the resident and ran, leaving the door ajar. The incident is under investigation.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

1/17/2014 through 1/20/2014

Police Reports 1/17/2014-1/20/2014

On January 17, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Beacon St. and Washington St. for a car crash. Witnesses to the crash stated that a white vehicle had been speeding and ran a red light, hitting another vehicle. When speaking to the operator of the white vehicle, officers detected an odor of alcohol and slurred speech. The driver was taken into custody and is being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, red light violation, speeding, and operating to endanger.

On January 17, officers were dispatched to Beacon St. for a traffic crash. One vehicle had collided with a second vehicle, pushing it onto a curb, over a street sign and into a street lamp. Officers spoke to the operator of the first vehicle and observed the driver to have glassy and bloodshot eyes and an odor of liquor. The driver was taken into custody and cited with operating under the influence of liquor, speeding, and a marked lanes violation.

On January 17, officers responded to the CVS on Harvard St. for a report of shoplifting. An employee of the store had seen a man taking items from the shelves and placing them into his jacket and pants pockets. The suspect was located and taken into custody for shoplifting.

On January 17, an employee of a rental vehicle company reported a fleet vehicle stolen. It was reported that the vehicle was taken the day before from the rear of the rental building.

On January 17, an officer responded to an apartment building on Boylston St. for a report of larceny. The resident of one of the units reported that upon arrival back from his winter vacation, he noticed multiple items missing from his bedroom. The other resident of the unit reported that cash was stolen from the backpack in his bedroom.

On January 17, residents of an apartment on Kent St. reported an incident of vandalism. An officer reported to the scene and the residents showed that their front window’s exterior pane of glass had been broken.

On January 18, a woman reported that her specialized road bike had been stolen from her storage bin in a garage on Hammond Pond Parkway.

On January 19, officers responded to a parking lot behind a building on Washington St. A witness informed the officers that a pickup truck with a plow on the front had struck two parked vehicles on Washington St. and had left the scene. The officers spoke to the driver of the pickup truck and observed a knife clipped to his pants which officers secured for safety purposes. The knife was found to be double-sided and spring loaded causing it to be considered a per se dangerous weapon. The driver was placed under arrest and marijuana, cocaine and heroin were found on his person.

On January 20, an officer observed a vehicle traveling on Harvard St. with an expired registration sticker. The officer initiated a traffic stop and discovered that driver’s right to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts was expired. The driver was issued a citation and his vehicle was towed.

On January 20, an officer was dispatched to an apartment on Longwood Ave. for a report of counterfeit money being exchanged for an iPad mini. The resident had placed an ad on Craigslist to sell an iPad mini. Someone had responded to the ad and they had met and made the exchange, iPad for cash. The bills were not accepted at an ATM causing the man to report it to the police who observed the bills to be fake.

On January 20, an officer responded to an apartment on Beacon St. for a larceny report. A woman stated that upon flying back to Logan International Airport, her bag had not made the flight and she was told it would be delivered to her residence upon its arrival in Boston. Once the bag was delivered, the woman noticed that a Coach bag containing jewelry and her prescription medicine were missing.

On January 20, officers responded to a building on Boylston St. for a report of a masked man inside. A man was located in a stall in the women’s bathroom and was placed under arrest for trespassing.

On January 20, an officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Washington St. and passing through a red light. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver could not provide his license or any form of ID. The officer ran the name and license number given by the driver and found that the picture did not resemble the driver. Once aware of the driver’s real name, a check with the RMV showed that the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest and charged with failure to stop at a red light, providing a false name/address, and operating after suspension.